- an abstract-noun suffix of action, result, and instrument, occurring in loanwords from French and Latin: pressure; legislature.
Origin of -ure
< French -ure < Latin -ūra
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- indicating act, process, or resultseizure
- indicating function or officelegislature; prefecture
from French, from Latin -ūra
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Word Origin and History for -ure
suffix forming abstract nouns of action, from Old French -ure, from Latin -ura.
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